Just got this tripod. For the price, it seems quite lightweight and very adaptable. The pistol grip with the video/still switchable function head and the 3 angle selector switch for legs gives it great versitility and function in a lightweight package. When in video mode, the head can only pan side to side or pivot up and down, which is great for carefully covering a hillside while spotting. The head and 'center pole' it rests on can be inverted so that the head/pistol grip is below the intersection of the legs making for a great, lightweight tripod for macro shots with the camera (not LRH, I know, but a great funtion of a tripod and something I always look for). The five section legs allow it to function as a tabletop tripod or nearly 4' high extended. There's even a bubble level to boot. All in all a hard to beat compromise between function, weight and price. Check it out.
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